CLE Seminars

Investigating Sexual Harassment and Other Misconduct
Tuesday, March 6, 2018/9 a.m.–4 p.m
Live Seminar at the Oregon State Bar Center, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, or Live Webcast on Your Computer
5.5 General CLE credits

When investigating a “he said/she said” case of sexual harassment or other alleged misconduct, are you using scientifically validated methods to interview witnesses, assess their credibility, and reach a defensible conclusion? Workplace investigators often receive training on “best practices” for investigations. But over the past 15 years scientists have found that much of the conventional wisdom on how to effectively interview witnesses and determine truthfulness is wrong. At the same time, courts have found companies liable for using scientifically unproven interviewing and other investigative techniques in workplace investigations.

Spend an engaging and informative day with former U.S. Department of Justice attorney Michael Johnson and explore how to apply scientifically validated methods to your investigations. By examining videos and case studies, you will learn how to:

  • Use the “Cognitive Interview,” the most widely researched interviewing technique in the world
  • Apply research-based methods for detecting signs of deception and truthfulness
  • Comply with the legal requirements of workplace investigations
  • Follow a six-step process for writing clear and concise investigative reports

Live seminar early registration discount—Register by 3/2/18 and save $20

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$180 ONLD member
$240 OSB member
$250 Non-OSB member

$240 Webcast (early registration discount not available)


Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice
Wednesday, March 7, 1018/ 6:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Pacific
Practising Law Institute Webcast

The M&A market has seen a flurry of activity in 2017 with ups and downs, as macroeconomic trends and expectations continue to seesaw.  In addition to the continued high volumes, the market has also seen a number of hostile deals, creative deal structures, shareholder activist campaigns, and developments in Delaware M&A jurisprudence, as well as deal technology. This year’s program will also include the first-time addition of an in-house lawyers’ panel, which will give us insights into “views from the inside.”  These trends and developments are among the points that will be discussed at the Doing Deals program.

A prominent faculty of top lawyers and investment bankers will share their years of experience and teach you how best to represent your clients by creatively structuring, coordinating and managing M&A transactions.

What You Will Learn

  • How to choose a transaction structure: Navigating the world of mergers and tender offers
  • Special considerations when doing cross-border deals, including “inversion” transactions, and private equity deals
  • The critical importance of pre-deal documents, such as confidentiality agreements (including recent case law on use restrictions and “don’t ask, don’t waive” standstills)
  • In-house counsel perspective on M&A deals and outside advisers
  • The nuts and bolts of definitive agreements – representations and warranties, covenants, conditions and indemnification provisions
  • How to launch or defend against a hostile deal or an activist hedge fund

Who Should Attend

The program is geared to attorneys in private practice or in-house corporate counsel who seek a practical overview of key issues that arise in the most common types of corporate transactions. This is a full overview of all the skills you need to structure a transaction, draft preliminary and definitive agreements and perform the appropriate due diligence.

Register on PLI website


Federal Tax Reform (Part II) The Broader Multistate Considerations
Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Noon
Red Star Tavern: 503 SW Alder, Portland

Sponsored by the OSB Taxation Section
Cost: $32
RSVP: Justin Hobson at hobsonj@lanepowell.com or (503) 778-2136


ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting 2018
April 12-14, 2018
Orlando, Florida

The American Bar Association Business Law Section Spring will include more than 90 CLE programs that cover all areas of business law.

Attend practice-specific substantive sessions, and connect with colleagues in your area of interest at social events.

Go to the ABA website


Minding Your PCs and PFs: Distinguishing Between Public Charities and Private Foundations—Why It Matters
Wednesday, April 25, 2018/Noon
Red Star Tavern; Portland

Sponsored by the OSB Taxation Section
Cost: $32
RSVP: Justin Hobson at hobsonj@lanepowell.com; phone: (503) 778-2136;